If you’re arachnophobic you may not want to read this next story! Swarms of sex-crazed spiders – some as big as MICE – are set to invade living rooms in the UK. Last September, scores of people took horrifying pictures of giant house spiders they found lurking in their homes – some as big as 12cm long. And if you are an arachnophobe, the truth about the species is far, far worse than you can imagine.

A top expert says the animals are actually lurking in our homes for most of the year but choose the end of summer to leave their hiding places… in order to mate. Steve McGrail, from Pro-Kill Environmental, said there are not necessarily more spiders come September – but normally-reclusive males surface from their hiding places around homes to seek females to breed with. READ MORE